rebelling against low expectations

High School Student Builds Global Tech Company Worth $3.5 Million


(KTVI) – Jaylen Bledsoe is a 15-year-old sophomore at Hazelwood West High School who started his own tech company. He sat down with John Pertzborn to explain how he starting building a company when he was only 12.

He plans to attend Harvard after he graduates from high school and will be a presenter for a local youth entrepreneurship nonprofit Independent Youth at their annual TrepStart Day in September, as well as being a national speaker for the organization.

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Alex and Brett Harris

are the co-founders of and co-authors of Do Hard Things and Start Here. They have a passion for God and for their generation. Their personal interests include politics, filmmaking, music, and basketball. They are both graduates of Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia.


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    • Hey Madison, we share your interest! One thing we found about Jaylen is THIS post on his personal blog where he writes:

      “In light of recent media attention, I’ve been so busy speaking on the company and not thanking someone who should be thanked. I’d like to thank my Lord and Savior. Without him, I would be no where. He’s given me the blessing to have the company and profound success, but to also be a motivation to others.”

      • Awesome, just awesome! What a great example he sets for us.
        I have been praying for Ana and will continue to be doing so, please keep us updated!

        • Thanks so much, Madison. We really appreciate all the prayers we can get! Ana is very sick, but she getting world-class medical treatment and even better support from family and her Heavenly Father. =)

rebelling against low expectations

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